Origin of mortality
Examples from the Web for mortality
With a mortality rate of 70 percent, the more cases that arise, the deadlier this epidemic becomes.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
And at the time he wrote that letter, Derek was also conscious of his own mortality.The Queer Genius of Film Director Derek Jarman
November 1, 2014
His beloved collie-shepherd Honey died of cancer this summer, which made Cumming think about his own mortality.Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father
October 14, 2014
Among medical personnel, there were 416 confirmed cases and 233 deaths, a mortality rate of more than 56 percent.Can You Treat Ebola—And Stay Safe?
Abby Haglage, Kent Sepkowitz
October 12, 2014
“With a mortality rate at about 60 percent, there is a great chance that they will live,” he continued.The Only Thing More Terrifying Than Ebola Is Being Pregnant With Ebola
Kent Sepkowitz, Abby Haglage
October 2, 2014
Pass on, with your burden of mortality, And lay it in the tomb with jolly hearts.Main Street
Our provisions were very bad, and the mortality among us was great.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
How altered and defaced by the putrifying touch of mortality!Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
The mortality among the officers and men has been in proportion.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
The mortality might have been higher than it was but for Peter Blood.Captain Blood
- the condition of being mortal
- great loss of life, as in war or disaster
- the number of deaths in a given period
- mankind; humanity
- an obsolete word for death
Word Origin and History for mortality
mid-14c., "condition of being mortal," from Old French mortalite "massacre, slaughter; fatal illness; poverty; destruction" (12c.), from Latin mortalitem (nominative mortalitas) "state of being mortal; subjection to death," from mortalis (see mortal (adj.)). Meaning "widespread death" is from c.1400; meaning "number of deaths from some cause or in a given period" is from 1640s.
- The quality or condition of being mortal.
- Death rate.